The NCBFAA Educational Institute's introductory courses provide the learner with a broad overview of a specific trade topic or process. This type of course is meant to familiarize students with basic concepts and principles, and to give them a general understanding of varied and fast-paced field of trade. We recommend that students with a minimal trade experience begin with a relevant course to create a firm foundation of knowledge from which they can build through both real world world experience, and/or any of our other intermediate or certification courses.
Apparel 101 provides an overview of import basics and responsibilities when importing apparel products. Learn what you need to know about classification, labeling, and working with U.S. government agencies, including fulfilling your "reasonable care" requirements with U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP).
This six-part course includes the following modules:
- How to import in the United States
- Duty-free Programs
- Other Government Agencies
The NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI)'s Export 101 course is an overview of export transaction basics and responsibilities, U.S. export regulatory requirements, and the forwarder process. This four-part course incorporates critical thinking questions throughout to help you learn the material and get you to start thinking like an export specialist. Upon completion of the course, you will have a firm understanding of the basic requirements for the freight forwarder documentation and shipping process.
The American Association of Exporters & Importers (AAEI) and the NCBFAA Educational Institute (NEI) have teamed up to create this Importing 201 course. This course is designed to provide an importer’s compliance professional(s) and corporate leadership with an overview of the key customs topics of knowledge, key compliance functions and their roles, and activities required to build an effective internal compliance program.
The course builds on the NEI Import 101 course, and is geared for importers responsible for managing their internal customs compliance program. The course seeks to strengthen a company’s existing competencies in import compliance to reduce Customs scrutiny. The course also provides foundational information that prepares companies for regulatory audits.